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ECPI students received scholarships ranging from $1,600 to $3,200 to join the team.

ECPI University is launching esports teams in Richmond at its two campuses.

The school is one of three universities in Virginia, along with Averett and Northern Virginia Community College, to field teams in the fast-growing area of competitive video games.

“ECPI University has a longstanding tradition of leading the way locally and nationally for non-traditional learning and success,” ECPI athletic director Mike Glover said in a press release. “esports is growing fast, and this is something our students are telling us that they want as a part of their college experience.”

The school will hold a "signing day" on Friday. Students received scholarships ranging from $1,600 to $3,200 to join the team.

A list of the students who joined, as provided by the school:

Ryan Arles, Thomas Jefferson High School

Tristan Cavedo, King William High School

Ryan Dougherty, GED – VA

Jonathan Hayes, Colonial Heights High School

David Hill, Lee-Davis High School

Christopher Hudson, Monacan High School

Nathan Hudson, Monacan High School

Kyle Hudson, Homeschool

Mitchell Johnson, Varina High School

Maliq Kenney, Goochland High School

Christian Loran, Colonial Heights High School

Shadesha Mcshine, J. R. Tucker High School

Xavier Melgar, Caroline High School

Trevon Polee, Freedom High School

Jacob Strong, GED

Tim Taylor, Lee Davis High School

Zech Tilton, James River High School

Michael Torres, Powhatan High School, U.S. Army

Danny Tucker, Hermitage High School

Kenneth Walker, Manchester High School

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